TBS Monday Theatre 2018 ~ Asami Mitsuhiko Series ~ Hana no Shita nite

Date: From 8.00 p.m., 17 December 2018
Scriptwriter: Tanabe Mitsuru (Akagi Series, Kakkou no Tamago wa Dare no Mono, Henshin)
Original Work: Hana no Shita nite by Uchida Yasuo
Cast: Hiraoka Yuta, Takahashi Keiko, Masuoka Toru, Tsunematsu Yuri, Takahashi Kazuya, Takahashi Kaori, Fujita Tomoko, Fukuzawa Akira, Ishimaru Kanji, Takeshita Keiko
Synopsis: Reporter Asami Mitsuhiko (Hiraoka Yuta) visits Kamakura to do a story and meets Tanno Nao (Tsunematsu Yuri), who is the daughter of the head family of the Tanshou style of flower arrangement. He is drawn to her vivacity as he watches her surf. Little does he know that he will get involved in a tragedy that is about to hit the family. The Tanshou style of flower arrangement has a history of more than 250 years, and the patriarch is the sickly Tadayoshi (Shimizu Koji). However, Nao’s father Hiroyuki (Takahashi Kazuya), who is his son-in-law, has declared that he will perform a ceremony to take the name as the next head of the family in the new year. Meanwhile, Mitsuhiko is invited by Nao to stroll the streets of Kamakura. He is taken to a seaside cafe where he begins to learn about her agony over the circumstances she was born into and her future through her conversation with the owner Makihara Yoshiki (Masuoka Toru). In addition, they happen to witness her father’s tryst with Fuyue (Watanabe Azusa), the proprietress of a traditional Japanese inn. Nao goes to see Fuyue in an attempt to extract the truth, only to find her dead. Mitsuhiko receives word of Fuyue’s murder from detective Hirayama Kazuko (Fujita Tomoko) whom he met at a Kamakura vegetable stand. He hears that Nao was the first person to discover the dead body and Hiroyuki is a suspect as he begins to investigate the case with Kazuko. Then Takada (Asakura Shinji), a reporter who had been investigating the Tanno family, turns up dead. Shocked by her father’s infidelity, Nao talks to her grandmother Mamiko (Takahashi Keiko) about her father’s possible involvement in Fuyue’s death. However, Mamiko brushes this aside. She considers it necessary to keep this secret in order to uphold tradition. After that, the case moves in an unexpected direction … …
Official Website: www.tbs.co.jp/getsuyou-meisaku/20181217

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